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Spot prices for maleic anhydride (MA) briquettes in southeast Asia were trending sideways in a narrow range for the third quarter largely at an average of $1,690-1,700/tonne CFR (cost & freight) southeast (SE) Asia, after having rebounded from a 21-month low of $1,587.50/tonne CFR SE Asia recorded in late April.
Prices held steady as relatively tight supply in the export market was offset by tepid downstream demand. Exports out of China were subdued because local benzene-based Chinese producers preferred selling in their own domestic market, due to the higher domestic prices of MA in China which were supported by firm feedstock benzene prices. The majority of Chinese plants use the higher-cost benzene rather than the more commonly used butane in MA production. Export cargoes from Japan, South Korea and Indonesia were also limited as the producers in these countries were more focused on selling in their respective domestic markets and were not under pressure to offload their cargoes overseas.
Prices of feedstock butane have eased slightly over the same period, in line with market players’ expectations, but regional MA producers did not deem the decline significant enough to adjust their prices downwards.
Updated to Q3 2014
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